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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

SQS: Super Queue Service

There were some questions/concerns regarding the Amazon’s Simple Queue Service: What can it be used for? What has it been designed for? What types of applications can use this type of service ? and so forth. Thomas Howe wrote an excellent post about Amazon SQS. His innovative application idea triggered me to write this post. […]

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Meeting for Amazon Associates in Munich

On Monday, May 14th I will be at Amazon’s Munich office for meetings with developers, bloggers, and the press. At 2 PM that day I will be conducting a special meeting for Amazon Associates that would like to learn more about the Amazon Web Services. The presentation will include the following elements: AWS overview, with […]

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Search Engine Packed as an AMI?

It never hurts to try to wish a product into existence… I received an email from an EC2 user asking me about search tools. This user runs a high traffic site on an array of EC2 instances, and is in need of a search solution. He knew that he could buy a search appliance, but […]

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Friday Links

‘ve been on the road a lot this past month, including trips to Orlando, Barcelona, London, and Las Vegas. Duringf that time I’ve met a lot of interesting people and have accumulated a whole bunch of relevant links: eWeek just published a new article, Enomalism Helps Manage Virtual Machines. Read all about their viewpoint on […]

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Who’s using Ruby on Rails?

If you are an Amazon EC2 or Amazon S3 aficionado and are using Ruby on Rails, we would like to hear from you. Particularly we are interested to know how you are using Ruby on Rails, your architecture, your EC2 network topology setup, your S3 hacks. Anything that can help the newcomers to ramp up […]

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Who’s coming to RailsConf?

RailsConf 2007 – O’Reilly’s Rails Conference is one conference that I think you should not miss. The Rails Community is growing faster than we can imagine. Amazon Web Services is going to be there at the conference to answer your Ruby/Rails questions. Check out the following places, if you want to learn more about AWS: […]

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Keep Me Busy in London

In what is now becoming a standard part of our trip planning process, I am making myself available for meetings in London during the week of May 13th. If you would like to schedule some time, simply edit the Wiki page at http://s3.amazonaws.com/s3wiki/wiki/JeffBarrLondonMay2007 . I am happy to visit with companies, individual developers, bloggers, and […]

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Come to the Lemonade Stand

I just watched a very enjoyable Motley Fool video about Amazon, where they described the Amazon Web Services as “A lemonade stand that attracts techies.” I think that’s pretty accurate. They also used a rather cute graphic to promote AWS, and even talked about Amazon S3 (although they showed a screen shot of the totally […]

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Amazon S3 Wins a Codie!

Flash! Amazon Simple Storage Wins a Codie! I’m posting this from the Web 2.0 Expo, which can only be described as having incredible energy and way more people than I expected to see. However this piece of news comes from a nearby event. The Codie Awards are the Oscars of the software business, and are […]

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